Hillary Clinton Raises $143 Million For Campaign, Democratic Party In August
Hillary Clinton’s campaign had a very prosperous August:
Hillary Clinton raised $143 million in August, a total that includes her own campaign’s collections as well as money for joint fundraising committees with the national and state parties.
Her campaign hailed the monthly fundraising haul Thursday as its best of the campaign cycle. The Democratic nominee has more than $68 million on hand, and its average donation last month was about $50.
“Thanks to the 2.3 million people who have contributed to our campaign, we are heading into the final two months of the race with the resources we need to organize and mobilize millions of voters across the country,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement.
The campaign said about $62 million of its total went directly to the campaign, while about $81 million was raised for the Democratic National Committee and state parties.
The Trump campaign has not released any fundraising numbers for the month yet, but it’s certain to be far less than this, and it’s unlikely that Trump will be investing personal funds like this into the campaign. Instead, he apparently is committed to the belief that holding the same kind of mass rallies he did during the primary campaign and relying on free media will be enough to propel him to victory. The Clinton campaign and the Democrats, meanwhile, while be using their fundraising advantage to fund television and radio ads, targeted direct mail, phone, and in-person voter contact efforts, and, of course, get out the vote efforts. We’ll see in the night of November 9th which campaign did it right, I suppose.